Border War Operation 2019 keeps fans safe

WYOMING – It was a win for the Pokes and law enforcement as a stepped up “Border War” patrol for the biggest college football game of the year resulted in numerous arrest that took impaired drivers off highway in southeast Wyoming and northeast Colorado.

Law enforcement agencies in Laramie and Albany counties made 240 traffic stops, arrested 6 impaired drivers, and made 6 arrests for controlled substances during the Border War Impaired Driving Enforcement Operation on Friday, November 22.

This was the fifth straight year that law enforcement in Wyoming and Colorado teamed up as part of a multi-state impaired driving enforcement operation, focused on the 111th meeting of the Border War football game. Wyoming won the game 17-7 over Colorado State. Traffic enforcement was concentrated on U.S. Hwy 287, Interstate 25, and Interstate 80 since the game was played in Laramie this year.

On the Wyoming side of the border, law enforcement issued 30 speeding citations, 4 seatbelt citations, 112 other citations, 112 warnings, and arrested 4 people on other violations. Arrests in Colorado were not immediately available.

Heavy fog became a factor throughout southeastern Wyoming during the operation. Still, there were no fatality crashes reported during the 14-hour operation.

Agencies involved in Wyoming include the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Laramie Police Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, University of Wyoming Police Department, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, Cheyenne Police Department, and Wyoming State Parks.

Agencies involved in Colorado including the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Collins Police Department, Loveland Police Department, and the Colorado State Patrol.

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